Although he is well known for his skills on the field, David Beckham is apparently ready to take his acting career to the next level. According to the Times Magazine, Beckham is willing to put in all the hard work in order to polish his skills as an actor as he seeks to expand his career aspirations.
“I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,” Beckham stated. “I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn’t want to push myself forward too soon, without learning more about it, and doing a lot more practice. But what I have done so far, I have loved. I can deal with most things. I am a well-known person, so I have got used to criticism.”
Beckham has had a number of guest appearances as an actor, including one in Only Fools and Horses, and his most recent cameo in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming movie, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, opposite Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam. Despite playing the minor part of a grumpy knight in the movie, Ritchie was pleased with his performance. In fact, the director is planning on using Beckham in a number of future projects.
In regards to his part in Ritchie’s film, David Beckham stated that he had to put in a lot of work prior to filming.
“I had 13 lines and practiced a huge amount beforehand,” he stated. “Guy had someone come and rehearse with me, and I did that an hour every day in the build-up.”
Meanwhile, in addition to his future with Ritchie, Beckham is considering trying out for the iconic role of James Bond. According to the Mirror, Beckham is thinking about the role as Daniel Craig’s contract is getting ready to expire.
Although we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of Beckham’s acting career, it is clear that he has enjoyed the parts he’s played so far.
“It was nerve-racking delivering the lines but I enjoyed it massively,” Beckham stated concerning his role in Ritchie’s film. “Sport gets my heart beating faster. Acting is the same.”
While fans can get their first glimpse of David Beckham when Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur hits the big screens in the summer of 2016, the soccer legend is also making an appearance alongside Harvey Keitel in the short film Outlaws.
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